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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
About South University - Columbia...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203
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South University - Columbia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,422/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,709/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,405/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,405/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,405/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
506Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
75%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
10%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with South University. Even though one of the classes was hard, the professor stuck with me and wanted to see me succeed. There goal is to make each student a success story. I would love for tuition to go down but I doubt that will happen and even though that probably won't change, I will continue my studies and graduate with my graduates degree in nursing (FNP)! Each professor brings their own unique experience along with their teaching style and I love it! South University-Columbia campus is the place to be!
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My experience at South has been great so far. I was skeptical at first, but my professors have been good, the curriculum is solid, and there are so many resources available to help you succeed. I do wish the financial aid department had better communication skills. The cost is outrageous...BUT I am happy here for now.
South University is a really amazing school and everyone is so friendly there. My professors always try to help out when they can, which I really appreciate. I graduated high school early so it has it's ups and downs. I'm glad I get to finish school early but I missed all of the end of the year senior fun. In the end I'll learn get to be a physician so it's ok.